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UTStarcom to Power Bell & Tell Broadband Voice and Data Services in Pakistan With IP-Based GEPON and VoIP Solutions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GULFCOMMS
-- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end
networking solutions and services, today announced a multi-year, multi-million
dollar contract with Bell & Tell,
Pvt. Ltd., to offer bundled voice and data
services in Pakistan using UTStarcom's Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical
Network (GEPON) and VoIP technologies. Representatives from Bell & Tell and
UTStarcom will be discussing the new relationship and forthcoming deployment
at UTStarcom's booth #Z-E1, stand ZA at GULFCOMMS during GITEX Technology Week
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

UTStarcom to Power Bell & Tell Broadband Voice and Data Services in Pakistan With IP-Based GEPON and VoIP Solutions
UTStarcom to Power Bell & Tell Broadband Voice and Data Services in Pakistan With IP-Based GEPON and VoIP Solutions

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This win demonstrates UTStarcom's continued commitment and success in the
EMEA region delivering innovative and cost-effective broadband, VoIP and IPTV
solutions to fixed carriers and cable operators, while leveraging
field-proven, scalable and easy-to-deploy Fiber to the Home/Building (FTTH/B)

The broadband voice and data deployment by Bell & Tell is scheduled to
roll out in phases. The first phase will consist of a multi-million dollar
deployment of UTStarcom's GEPON, a FTTH/B platform that is designed to deliver
high-speed voice, data and video services to residential and business
subscribers. An iAN-08E Series VoIP Gateway will also be integrated into the
network -- extending the existing phone equipment's functionality by enabling
an end-to-end interconnection between legacy analog phones and voice-enabled
broadband networks. Maxim Telecom, UTStarcom's local reseller, will help with
the deployment of the network. The second phase, which will start in Q1 2008,
involves expansion to additional regions in Pakistan.

'Due to the changing telecom climate in Pakistan, Bell & Tell plans to
aggressively deploy new voice and data network technologies in the coming
months, with plans to exceed 100,000 subscribers using the company's broadband
and next generation network (NGN) services in the next two to three years,'
said Shafqat Iqbal, CEO of Bell & Tell. 'With UTStarcom's complete end-to-end,
IP-based GEPON and VoIP solutions, our company will enjoy more flexibility in
our deployments and offerings and become better equipped to answer the
individual needs of our customers and ensure that we remain at the forefront
of that climate change.'

The current Pakistani telecom market is facing deregulation, and the area
is experiencing consistent annual growth in telecommunications usage. The
combined teledensity in the region's fixed, mobile and wireless local loop is
currently 45 percent, a significant 62 percent increase over last year's
teledensity figures. With its FTTH/B broadband, VoIP and IPTV solutions,
UTStarcom is positioned to help emerging carriers build an infrastructure that
supports triple play applications over their steadily evolving NGN.

'We are pleased to partner with Bell & Tell to bring unlimited end user
services and applications to this market, enabled by UTStarcom's completely
IP-based GEPON Fiber-To-The-Home solution,' said Youssef Kassissia, vice
president of sales, EMEA Region, UTStarcom. 'As UTStarcom's Fiber-To-The-
Home/Building market share expands across the EMEA region, we are proving our
commitment to not only expand our global client base, but to provide an
efficient broadband infrastructure alternative that promises to be an
innovative experience.'

About Bell & Tell

Abottabad, Pakistan-based Bell & Tell,
Pvt. Ltd. is an affiliate of
Worldcall Telecommunication, Ltd. The company was founded in 1995 to provide
voice services throughout Pakistan.

About UTStarcom, Inc.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international service and support. The company sells its broadband,
wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established
telecommunications markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers
to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing
infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end
IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the
company has research and development operations in the United States, Canada,
China, Korea and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the
company's Web site at

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the anticipated date
of deployment of UTStarcom's products and number of expected subscribers; the
rapidly changing nature of the technology and the telecommunications market in
Pakistan; the termination of new contracts, partnerships or alliances; changes
in government regulation and licensing requirements in Pakistan; and economic
and political stability in Pakistan.

All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
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Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.